Commitment the first step to fix farm trespass laws

Victorian farmers had a small win today with the Andrews Labor Government finally agreeing to take the first steps to fix farm trespass laws. The commitment comes in response to the final report of the Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture, which was established by the Liberal Nationals to better…

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA STALLS SWAN HILL BUS SHELTER

AN 86-year-old Swan Hill woman, who singlehandedly raised a petition with almost 700 signatures for a Stradbroke Avenue bus shelter, is still waiting after months of stalling by Public Transport Victoria according to the Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh. He said Margaret Cooper has done an outstanding job; first with the petition and then…

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Ag workforce looking for answers on jobs funds

Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes must explain why funds intended to provide direct employment in the agriculture sector will instead be used to prop up new jobs at Victoria’s Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs). The Andrews Government announced today that part of the $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan will go to “job creation projects” at five of…

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Sport Survival Grants available for clubs and associations

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is urging local sports clubs and associations to apply for COVID-19 survival grants to help with operational costs. The Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package is available to assist community sporting clubs and associations. “The suspension of community sporting competitions due to the coronavirus has left a hole in…

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Andrews Government shortchanges regional business

THE Andrews Labor Government is determined to export regional Victorian jobs and investment to other states according to Leader of The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Horsham’s Australian Plant Proteins – a $20 million investment in Horsham – cannot get any help from the Victorian government. The company already has blueprints to double…

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Echuca Clubs and Pubs Thrown Under Economic Bus

THE Andrews Labor Government may send some – or all – of Echuca’s leading entertainment venues to the wall because of the Premier’s refusal to help protect the town’s local economy. On Monday Moama Bowling Club, the Border Inn, Moama RSL and Rich River Golf Club will be allowed to reopen. Member for Murray Plains…

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Covid-19 Community Update

On Sunday 24 May, the Premier announced plans for further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria as part of step 2. Two dates have been outlined in June, with phase one of Step 2 to be implemented from 1 June and phase two of Step 2 to be implemented from 22 June. Separately, changes are…

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Daniel Andrews turns his back on Victorian barley growers

The Andrews Labor Government has abandoned Victorian grain growers by refusing to stand with them against China’s 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley. The tariff comes after many grain growers have nearly completed their sowing program for this year. The Liberal Nationals have called for action to strengthen Victoria’s economic base as part of…

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Join the call to halt Labor’s brumby cull

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local people to add their voice to a petition calling for a halt to the Andrews Government’s brumby cull. Brumbies are an iconic part of our State’s cultural identity, and whilst maintaining biodiversity in Victoria’s parks is necessary, any management of brumby…

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Liberal Nationals call for a halt to Labor’s brumby cull

The Liberal Nationals have listened to communities in Victoria’s High Country and are supporting their calls for the Andrews Government’s brumby cull to be halted. Brumbies are an iconic part of our State’s cultural identity, and whilst maintaining biodiversity in Victoria’s parks is necessary, any management of brumby populations must be conducted ethically and sustainably.…

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